Wednesday’s post: Shirley MacLaine
Mostly Westerns on Thursday as TCM’s Summer Under the Stars makes an interesting selection with Ben Johnson.
The Ben Johnson schedule features three Westerns each directed by masters of the genre John Ford and Sam Peckinpah; Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show which won Johnson the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; and at 8 pm the seemingly out of place Mighty Joe Young! But this is what I love about Summer Under the Stars, a Western schedule pretty much all day with that odd duck slammed right into the prime slot of the entire day! Enjoy —
Ben Johnson on TCM, Thursday, August 11
- 6:00 am – 3 Godfathers (1948)
- 8:00 am – Fort Defiance (1951)
- 9:30 am – Wild Stallion (1952)
- 11:00 am – War Drums (1957)
- 12:30 pm – Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
- 3:30 pm – Major Dundee (1965)
- 6:00 pm – Junior Bonner (1972)
- 8:00 pm – Mighty Joe Young (1949)
- 9:45 pm – Wagon Master (1950)
- 11:15 pm – She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
- 1:15 am – The Last Picture Shown (1971)
- 3:30 am – The Wild Bunch (1969)
*All times EST
Ben Johnson is pictured below on a 1971 still photo promoting The Last Picture Show:
- If you’re a fan of Ben Johnson you’re a fan of Westerns and I can’t think of many better places to send you than 50 Westerns from the 50s which checks in recently with their own TCM Alert: Ben Johnson Tribute
- We kick off the movie reviews with Kevin’s Movie Corner’s look at 3 Godfathers which kicks off Ben Johnson day at 6 am EST
- Richard Hourula at Riki Writes takes a recent look at The Last Picture Show: In The Last Picture Show — It’s Not What Happens to Sonny, But How He Responds To It
- Finally, three different looks at the Pekinpah classic The Wild Bunch: First it’s Booze Movies: The 100 Proof Film Guide, followed by Classic Movie Search favorite, heck, probably your favorite too, Greenbriar Picture Shows, and finishing up with an essay by William Ahearn
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